Notice To BSO PBA Members

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Be smart! Stay protected with PBA’s Proven Legal Defense!

WHY: The Broward PBA has always been known to provide its members the best legal services and representation. Despite changes in the bargaining representative, the Broward PBA can still represent you in disciplinary investigations, disciplinary cases, legal defense benefit cases (civil and criminal) and CJSTC cases. We can represent you in grievances too!

Retaining your PBA membership also allows for participation in the P.L.A.P. (Prepaid Legal Assistance Plan). You will be provided an attorney (no cost) for the following: Initial consultation, disciplinary proceedings including certification hearings and state attorney appearances for matters not within the course and scope of employment, divorces, (non-contested) worker’s compensation claims, purchase and or sale of primary residence, off-duty traffic infractions, simple or living will.

HOW: We have established a method of payment which will insure your dues remain on a payroll basis. Your bi-weekly dues will now be $21.52. If you have an AFLAC policy, your premiums will also be paid in this manner. You can also opt to be billed on a quarterly basis. You must contact the PBA office to ensure that your membership is not interrupted.

As always, you can count on the PBA!

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support!

BCPBA Announces Broward County School Board Endorsements

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The Broward County Police Benevolent Association has announced its support for Robin Bartleman (At Large 9) and Patricia Good (District 2) for seats on the Broward County School Board in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

AFLAC Policies Changes For BSO Members

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Dear PBA member,

Please be advised due to the recent changes with the Bargaining Agent, your AFLAC policies will no longer be payroll deducted through Broward Sheriff’s Office. Moving forward, we have provided a resolution for the continuation of deductions on a payroll basis.

I will be available to discuss and apply these changes at the P.B.A. hall on the below listed dates:

October 19 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
October 20 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
October 21 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
October 22 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
October 23 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Please understand during this period you will not experience a lapse or termination of your current AFLAC coverage.

Mario Zingales

ATTENTION: BSO PBA Membership Transition Fact Sheet




According to the BSO Human Resources Department, your dues will automatically cease on October 3, 2015. This means you will no longer be a member of the PBA unless you contact the PBA office to advise that you would like to keep your membership.


Can I continue my PBA membership? Yes. You will be billed on a quarterly basis.


What will my dues be?    Dues will now be $21.52 bi-weekly.


Do I lose any PBA Benefits? No. Not if you remain a member in good standing.


Do I have to join IUPA? No.


Can I belong to both unions? Yes.


Can I vote for contracts if I am a PBA member? Yes. You are still a member of the Deputies and Sergeants Bargaining Unit.


Can I attend collective bargaining meetings as a PBA member? Yes. These meetings are open to the collective bargaining unit.


What will happen to my AFLAC/Disability Insurance deductions? We are currently researching this.


Is it possible for Sergeants to create their own bargaining unit? We are currently researching this.


Will I still have legal representation on my open cases? Yes, if you keep your PBA membership in good standing.


Will Chris Palamara still represent me at the ABB Board?  Yes, if you keep your PBA membership in good standing.


Will there still be PBA Representatives? Yes.


For membership-related questions, contact Ann via email:


PDF Version of this information.


Patrick J. Lynch, President, NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Endorses BCPBA




September 11, 2015


Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement,


I am writing to ask for your support of the PBA in Tallahassee and Broward County and its President, Jeff Marano, for your own good and for the good of your family. Your future is inextricably linked to the representation you have in your corner when the going gets tough.


Those of us in law enforcement know how critical it is to have experienced, knowledgeable and proven representation during these difficult times. You need the experienced representation that provides you with the best legal services and your PBA has developed the political clout to protect you and insures you a better job, life and future.


As president of the largest municipal police union in our great nation, I urge you to vote the PBA Way.



Patrick J. Lynch